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Garson Kanin

Highest Rated:   100% It Should Happen to You (1954)
Lowest Rated:   26% Born Yesterday (1993)
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Younger brother of scriptwriter Michael Kanin. Garson Kanin acted in and directed theatrical productions in the 1930s, and in 1938 began directing films. His notable early films include the comedies The Great Man Votes (1938), Bachelor Mother (1939), and Tom, Dick And Harry (1941). During World War II he produced and directed several documentaries for the Office of Emergency Management; he also collaborated on documentaries with Carol Reed (The True Glory [1945]) and Jean Renoir (Salute to France [1945]). After the war he collaborated with his wife Ruth Gordon on a series of memorable screenplays for director George Cukor: A Double Life (1947), Adam's Rib (1950), The Marrying Kind (1952), Pat and Mike (1952) and The Actress. Kanin also helmed two minor comedies in 1969, Where It's At (1969) and Some Kind of a Nut (1969).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
26% Born Yesterday
  • Screenwriter
1993
No Score Yet Spencer Tracy Legacy
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Hardhat and Legs
  • Screenwriter
1980
No Score Yet Some Kind of a Nut
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1969
No Score Yet Where It's At
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet The Rat Race
  • Screenwriter
1960
100% It Should Happen to You
  • Screenwriter
1954
90% Pat and Mike
  • Screenwriter
1952
67% The Marrying Kind
  • Screenwriter
1952
100% Adam's Rib
  • Screenwriter
1949
No Score Yet A Man to Remember
  • Director
1948
71% A Double Life
  • Screenwriter
1947
No Score Yet The True Glory
  • Director
1945
100% Tom, Dick and Harry
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet They Knew What They Wanted
  • Director
1940
85% My Favorite Wife
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Bachelor Mother
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet The Great Man Votes
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Next Time I Marry
  • Director
1938

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
68% Smash
2012-2013
  • Screenwriter
  • 2013
  • 2012

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